HOW TO HANDLE THE LICENSE PLATES WHEN YOU DONATE A CAR, TRUCK, SUV OR OTHER STANDARD VEHICLE IN VIRGINIA
Please remove the license plates of your donated vehicle before the pick-up. If the plates are not transferred to another vehicle, you may return them to any DMV Customer Service Center for recycling, or you may destroy and dispose of them yourself.
Click HERE find your local DMV Customer Service Center.
Please See the Steps Below for How to Complete the Notification of Sale
There are three ways in that you have donated your car: online, in person, or by phone. Currently, there is no option available online. You can find more information and forms for each notification method below:
HOW TO COMPLETE THE NOTIFICATION OF SALE, TRADE-IN, OR DONATION ONLINE:
*PREFERRED METHOD* If possible, we highly recommend completing forms online instead of by mail, so you may easily save and print out a copy for your records that includes a date/timestamp. Also, when completed online, a receipt can be printed ensuring it's been received.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE NOTIFICATION OF SALE, TRADE-IN, OR DONATION IN PERSON:
Visit your local DMV Customer Service Center. Click HERE to locate your local DMV Customer Service Center.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE NOTIFICATION OF SALE, TRADE-IN, OR DONATION BY PHONE:
Please contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles at: 804.497.7100
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